Friday, May 26, 2017

Review for Struck by Amanda Carlson - 5 out of 5!


When Phoebe Meadows gets struck by a strange light in the stockroom of Macy’s, life as she knows it flies out the window. As if being hit by lightning isn’t bad enough, she’s accosted in the subway by a man with a missing hand, arrives home to find a raven on her kitchen counter, and her neighbor, Ingrid, shows up dressed like a gladiator hell-bent on protecting her.

Before Ingrid can shuttle her to safety, Phoebe is kidnapped and tossed into one of the Nine Worlds where she’s quickly forced to come to terms with what she is: A valkyrie. The only problem is, she has no idea what that means.

After a narrow escape, she finds an unlikely ally in Loki’s son, Fenrir. Together the valkyrie and the wolf must battle their way back to New York City and reach the valkyrie stronghold where Ingrid is waiting for her. But with danger and obstacles at every turn, she might not live long enough to learn the full truth about who and what she really is…


I loved this!! I love this type of premise! Phoebe is a woman who is struck by lightening, and it completely changes her life! She finds out that she isn't exactly human, and that there are quite a few enemies that want her dead due to a prophecy, so begins Phoebe's crazy adventure! I love that this story has to deal with some Norse mythology, and I loved that Phoebe is in her 20's, so the story is more adult. This book deals with Phoebe finding out more about who she really is, and Phoebe begins the first leg on her quest to discovering just what in the heck is going on. I love the unique creatures and worlds Phoebe encounters, and I liked all of the side characters. Phoebe is a bit of a damsel, but she does have some awesome, kickass moments, and I'm looking forward to seeing her grow more into her powers, and I'm excited to see where her quest is going to go. I loved the connection between Phoebe and Fen! This story has some steamy moments! There is lots of cool action sequences, and some interesting enemies. I also listened to the audiobook version of Struck, and the narrator did an amazing job! Not only does she do different female and male voices, she also does a whole bunch of different creatures, and she does great with them all! I'm definitely looking forward to the next book! The adventure is just beginning!

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